Nigeria’s regulator NCC planning Mobile Number Portability
Nigeria looks set to become the first Sub-Saharan country outside South Africa to introduce Moble Number Portability. According to a Reuters report, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is working on a plan to introduce mobile number portability (MNP), allowing subscribers to switch between networks without losing their phone number.
‘We are planning for the future to allow number portability. The aims are to improve quality and competition,’ said Ernest Ndukwe, executive vice-chairman of the NCC, adding however that such a move was ‘still some months away’